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My Melbourne: Five Fab Bars

As part of Madame Bonbon’s My Melbourne Series,  here are five fabulous Melbourne city bars.   I must admit it was a challenge limiting this selection to just five bars.  The restaurant and bar scene in Melbourne is constantly “moving and shaking”.  Take my first…

April 19, 2011
Home Travel

30 Days of Home, Food & Wine

If you’re in Sydney this month, then you should check out the 30 Days of Home, Food & Wine event at Hordon Pavillion, Sydney.  This exciting event will showcase informative sessions for styling and entertaining at home.  Organisers have put together an inspiring calendar…

April 1, 2011

The Boat Inn, Wales

It’s always exciting to find out-of-the-way places when you are travelling.  You know what I’m talking about, the little laneway in a Yorkshire village that leads to a local antique markets or a local jeweller that you found whilst wondering the backstreets of Florence. …

March 22, 2011

La Petite Cuisine à Paris

If you are travelling to Paris soon, then you might want to consider pre-booking into Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen.  Who is Rachel Khoo, I hear you ask?  Rachel lives in Paris and is a food creative who dabbles in consulting, food writing, culinary…

March 12, 2011
Melbourne Travel

My Melbourne:Five Fab Cheap Eats

Most of my visitors come to Melbourne to shop or attend an event like the tennis, theatre or Spring Racing Carnival.  Often they want to grab a quick dinner following a long day of shopping, or a quick bite before their theatre show.  I’ve…

February 24, 2011
Melbourne Travel

My Melbourne: Five Fab Breaky Spots

Breakfast in Melbourne is a serious business.  I mean, we have so many wonderful options throughout this great city.  You could write a book about breakfast in Melbourne, in fact I almost did write a book with a good friend of mine, Nicola.  We…

February 17, 2011

My Melbourne Series: Five Fab Hotels

When friends and family are planning their trips to Melbourne, I am often asked to provide them with options for good hotels, restaurants, markets and other activities.   So, I thought I would share some of this local knowledge with you in a series of…

February 1, 2011
Gourmet Kitchen Travel

Sydney Fish Market – Fishline

The renowned Sydney Fish Market offers a free consumer advisory service via their website, Fishline. You will find advice on seafood purchasing, storage and cooking, as well as information on a wide variety of seafood species.    It’s a fabulous seafood reference site.  I found their…

January 11, 2011

Kia Ora New Zealand!

Well, I finally feel that things are settling down for me this week, after a month of family birthdays and wee trip to New Zealand.  Now, it’s full swing into festive season preparations. But before we start down that path, here are a few…

November 17, 2010

A Slice of Heaven in New Zealand

We are travelling to the south island for a very special celebration – my father’s 60th birthday.   My family are travelling from all over Australia to celebrate this special milestone birthday.   My father has wanted to visit New Zealand for a few years now…

October 28, 2010